Mr. Ashwani K. Muthoo, Director (Global Engagement), IFAD, Rome, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

November 07, 2017

Mr. Ashwani K. Muthoo, Director (Global Engagement), IFAD, Rome, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at PM Office today.

 

           Mr. Muthoo briefed the Prime Minister on the projects being undertaken by IFAD in Pakistan since 1978. He informed that over the past 40 years, IFAD has implemented projects worth 2.2 billion dollars (including co-financing) in agriculture, rural development and poverty alleviation in Pakistan.

 

           The Prime Minister appreciated IFAD’s work in Pakistan and invited IFAD to examine the possibility of solarization of tube wells in Pakistan, particularly in Balochistan.

 

          Mr. Muthoo informed the Prime Minister of a seminar that IFAD intended to hold in Pakistan next year on the impact of climate change and to review adaptation techniques to mitigate negative impacts of climate change in countries like Pakistan, that were being seriously affected by climate change.